Leena Yadav is part of a new breed of Indian directors who combine traditional stories and storytelling with cutting edge production values. Based in Mumbai, India, Yadav moves between many roles in the film industry: writer, editor, producer and director. She started her journey making commercials and corporate films. She made many successful television programs across a wide range of genres, including the first-ever reality show on Indian television, Kahin Na Kahin Koi Hai, with well-known actress Madhuri Dixit. In 2004 she moved into the film world, writing, directing and editing the controversial feature film Shabd (2005), starring Sanjay Dutt and Aishwarya Rai. The groundbreaking film explored themes of the psychology of love, marriage, creativity and freedom. Yadav both wrote and directed her second film, the emotionally riveting thriller Teen Patti (2010). Set in India and England, it starred two acting legends, Amitabh Bachchan and Academy Award® winner Sir Ben Kingsley.

Accolades

Leena Yadav and Supratik Sen
Best Screenplay, 2016

Leena Yadav and Supratik Sen

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Best Screenplay, 2016

Leena Yadav and Supratik Sen

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Leena Yadav is a multi-talented writer, director, producer and editor who is part of an exciting new generation of Indian filmmakers. She has directed over…

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Films

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2015

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India, United States of America, United Kingdom
2015

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In a rural Indian village called Ujhaas, three ordinary women begin to break free from century-old traditions that have kept them locked in servitude.

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